After Congress party, its former chief Rahul Gandhi claimed that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been "illegally arrested" by UP Police amid the dharna drama after being stopped in Narayanpur on way to Sonbhadra to meet the families of the victims of the shootout incident. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Gandhi called the "illegal arrest of Priyanka in Sonbhadra disturbing", even after the UP top-cop confirmed that she was neither detained nor arrested, but was only taken to a guest house by the police as preventive measure.
Rahul Gandhi further added that the arbitrary application of power to "prevent her" from meeting families of people killed in shootout over land, "reveals the BJP govt's increasing insecurity in UP".
However, Priyanka Vadra was not arrested. She was only stopped from going to Sonbhadra district where 10 persons were killed and many suffered injuries due to the imposition of Section 144, and was taken to a state guest house. Speaking to Republic TV, the UP DGP confirmed that the Congress leader was not detained or arrested.
"She has been stopped going to Sohnbadra and been taken to the Chunar Guest House because she was doing dharna on the road. It is not detention or arrest. She was just stopped by the local police. In Sohbhadra, Section 144 has been imposed, she was stopped," OP Singh said.
Taking to Twitter earlier on Friday, Congress had alleged that UP's Ajay Singh Bisht government in Sohnbhadra is an "insult of democracy". The party claimed that the incident reflects dictatorship by the Ajay Singh government.
Meanwhile, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other Congress leader sat on a dharna at Chunar Guest House.